Revealed: United’s Man of the Match v Southampton
Manchester United supporters have been voting on our official Man-of-the-Match poll following the 0-0 draw with Southampton.
Despite Casemiro’s first-half red card, United stayed in the fight and had chances to win it in the second half, despite the numerical disadvantage.
The one point could have very easily been none, however, and that fact seems to have been taken into account by the majority of our supporters when voting for today’s award.
David De Gea made a number of key stops to deny Southampton the victory and, as a result, the Spaniard has been chosen as this afternoon’s Man of the Match.
Notably, our no.1 denied former Arsenal winger Theo Walcott either side of half-time.
David showed his lightning-quick reflexes to parry over Walcott’s header from point-blank range in the first half, before pulling off a stretching stop to his left to deny the same attacker during a one-on-one after the break.
De Gea won the Premier League’s Save of the Month prize for February on Friday, for his save to deny Kelechi Iheanacho in our recent home win over Leicester, with his latest recognition coming in the form of today’s Man-of-the-Match award.
The goalkeeper topped the fan poll with 36 per cent of the vote.
That was ahead of Lisandro Martinez, who also played an important role in making sure we came away with at least a point, in second place. The Argentina international was in fine form and received 20 per cent of our supporters’ picks.
Completing the top three is Bruno Fernandes (11 per cent), captain for the day, who continued to try and drive us forward throughout the afternoon.
Thank you to everyone who voted.